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The Departure

by Lana Wilson

A punk rocker-turned-Zen priest helps desperate people re-discover the will to live through counseling. But when he faces a crisis of his own, can he live by the same advice he gives out?

Shaolin Ulysses: Kungfu Monks in America

by Mei-Juin Chen and Martha Burr

Armed with the celebrated Shaolin training of body and mind made popular in kungfu movies, five Zen Buddhist monks set out to make new lives teaching their craft in unlikely parts of America.

Independent Lens, Global Voices, True Stories

A Young Patriot

by DU Haibin

Zhou is a flag-waving, slogan-shouting Chinese teenager who is emblematic of a generation of youth born after the 1980s, who are so fervent in their patriotism that some fear they are tipping into a dangerous type of nationalism.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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